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Every time I go grocery shopping I always notice 2 things. High prices and long lines full of food stamp recipients.

It seems as though people that use only food stamps opposed to the old fashion earned money, they dont care so much as to what they pay for the items loading there carts. So the makers of the food notice they can keep charging more, while only hurting the ones that actually earned the money.

Also seems alot of people that supposedly cant afford to feed there selves, always seem to find $10 for a pack of smokes when there out.
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Im afraid its only the beginning. For those that survive the coming collapse will be rounded up and thrown into govt camps (FEMA camps) and work for handouts.
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The price of food is going up.. but food stamps isn't the reason. Inflation is the reason.. Other economic factors such as just how bountiful the harvest was.. the cost of feeding the cow.. ect...

Sure the handouts have to be reduced, but not before jobs come back.. and that won't happen until after the next big war, when everything will need to be rebuilt.
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People just need to learn to eat less.
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"Macroeconomic effect

According to Keynesian economic theory, like other forms of government spending, SNAP, by putting money into people's hands, increases aggregate demand and stimulates the economy. In congressional testimony given in July 2008, Mark Zandi, chief economist for Moody's Economy.com, provided estimates of the one-year fiscal multiplier effect for several fiscal policy options, and found that a temporary increase in SNAP was the most effective, with an estimated multiplier of 1.73.[32] In 2011, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack gave a slightly higher estimate: "Every dollar of SNAP benefits generates $1.84 in the economy in terms of economic activity."[33] Vilsack's estimate was based on a 2002 George W. Bush-era USDA study which found that "Ultimately, the additional $5 billion of FSP (Food Stamp Program) expenditures triggered an increase in total economic activity (production, sales, and value of shipments) of $9.2 billion and an increase in jobs of 82,100," or $1.84 stimulus for every dollar spent.[34]"
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Thread: Government Spends More on Corporate Welfare Subsidies than Social Welfare Programs

the problem is the greed of the wealth distributers,
not the needs of humanity.
those having no desire to share equally;
believing the cake to be all theirs.

if you trace where welfare money ends up, you'll see it's sheltering overpricing of both food and housing.

why does the government pay landlords instead of providing houses
landlords receiving money through welfare and ownership of a property.
no labor involved, just eternal leeching of a basic need.
protected by a rigged game of unequal sharing.
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And that makes you happy.
do you know how much you can buy with $200 worth of stamps?

shit.
total crAP.I DONT BUY STEAK, HAMBURGER OR PORK, WHICH i always bought.
Im getting more into casseroles and home baked breads.

I hate chicken, but im buying it now, yess sirrreeee.

My husband gets a small retirement, i cant find a job because frankly, nobody wants you when youre getting on in age.
Im too young to retire, so im hanging in there.

The first 2 weeks i shop AFTER RECEIVING MY STAMPS, we manage to eat. The last two weeks, i improvise by cooking what i call POOR FOOD,

I bet ive had more than you, and others here. Without going into too much detail, because its nobodys business here, i was born to a wealthy family. I had everything i could want. So dont think im the dregs of the Earth.

Time passed, i married a poor man and the wealth is gone.

WHEN I HEAR PEOPLE SPEWING SUCH UTTER CRAP HERE AND MAKING PEOPLE HERE FEEL LIKE THEY ARE SCUM BECAUSE THEY NEED A GOVERNMENT HAND OUT, CHICK, I DONT GIVE TWO SHITS IF YOURE A MOD OR NOT.

YES, I STILL MANAGE TO PAY FOR MEMBERSHIP HERE, BUT YOU DONT EVEN KNOW IF ITS PAID BY ME, OR WHO PAYS IT. OK?

LET ME KNOW IF IM OUT OF LINE YET.

YOU DO NOT DESERVE ANY RESPECT, AND I CAN ONLY HOPE YOUR ASS STARVES TO DEATH IN DUE TIME.

ITS OK TO FINANCE ALL THE BOGUS WARS, BUT SOMEHOW, ITS NOT OK TO GIVE A HELPING HAND TO PEOPLE WHO NEED A HAND?

YOURE ABOUT AS AMERICAN AS THEY COME, HON.
A TRUE PATRIOT, RIGHT?

YOU ARE EVIL, DARLING, AND ANY OF THE SYCOPHANTS WANTING TO KISS YOUR ASS IN THIS THREAD WILL DO SO JUST TO PLAY "FOLLOW THE LEADER"

I BLAME YOU FOR THE TONE THIS THREAD TAKES ON, BECAUSE YOU ARE A MOD.....

SUCH A HUGE JOB

HUGS AND KISSES. I CAN BE A HYPOCRITE TOO.
SPEAK UP. SILENCE IS DEADLY!

I am currently experiencing life at several WTFs per hour.

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 Quoting: Phennommennonn


And that makes you happy.
do you know how much you can buy with $200 worth of stamps?

shit.
total crAP.I DONT BUY STEAK, HAMBURGER OR PORK, WHICH i always bought.
Im getting more into casseroles and home baked breads.

I hate chicken, but im buying it now, yess sirrreeee.

My husband gets a small retirement, i cant find a job because frankly, nobody wants you when youre getting on in age.
Im too young to retire, so im hanging in there.

The first 2 weeks i shop AFTER RECEIVING MY STAMPS, we manage to eat. The last two weeks, i improvise by cooking what i call POOR FOOD,

I bet ive had more than you, and others here. Without going into too much detail, because its nobodys business here, i was born to a wealthy family. I had everything i could want. So dont think im the dregs of the Earth.

Time passed, i married a poor man and the wealth is gone.

WHEN I HEAR PEOPLE SPEWING SUCH UTTER CRAP HERE AND MAKING PEOPLE HERE FEEL LIKE THEY ARE SCUM BECAUSE THEY NEED A GOVERNMENT HAND OUT, CHICK, I DONT GIVE TWO SHITS IF YOURE A MOD OR NOT.

YES, I STILL MANAGE TO PAY FOR MEMBERSHIP HERE, BUT YOU DONT EVEN KNOW IF ITS PAID BY ME, OR WHO PAYS IT. OK?

LET ME KNOW IF IM OUT OF LINE YET.

YOU DO NOT DESERVE ANY RESPECT, AND I CAN ONLY HOPE YOUR ASS STARVES TO DEATH IN DUE TIME.

ITS OK TO FINANCE ALL THE BOGUS WARS, BUT SOMEHOW, ITS NOT OK TO GIVE A HELPING HAND TO PEOPLE WHO NEED A HAND?

YOURE ABOUT AS AMERICAN AS THEY COME, HON.
A TRUE PATRIOT, RIGHT?

YOU ARE EVIL, DARLING, AND ANY OF THE SYCOPHANTS WANTING TO KISS YOUR ASS IN THIS THREAD WILL DO SO JUST TO PLAY "FOLLOW THE LEADER"

I BLAME YOU FOR THE TONE THIS THREAD TAKES ON, BECAUSE YOU ARE A MOD.....

SUCH A HUGE JOB

HUGS AND KISSES. I CAN BE A HYPOCRITE TOO.
 Quoting: natasha77


big bonuses and corporate embezzlement
of government funds is coming to an end.
leaving more for you and your husband.
keep hanging in there, and speak up!
soon(tm) it ends.
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 Quoting: Phennommennonn


And that makes you happy.
do you know how much you can buy with $200 worth of stamps?

shit.
total crAP.I DONT BUY STEAK, HAMBURGER OR PORK, WHICH i always bought.
Im getting more into casseroles and home baked breads.

I hate chicken, but im buying it now, yess sirrreeee.

My husband gets a small retirement, i cant find a job because frankly, nobody wants you when youre getting on in age.
Im too young to retire, so im hanging in there.

The first 2 weeks i shop AFTER RECEIVING MY STAMPS, we manage to eat. The last two weeks, i improvise by cooking what i call POOR FOOD,

I bet ive had more than you, and others here. Without going into too much detail, because its nobodys business here, i was born to a wealthy family. I had everything i could want. So dont think im the dregs of the Earth.

Time passed, i married a poor man and the wealth is gone.

WHEN I HEAR PEOPLE SPEWING SUCH UTTER CRAP HERE AND MAKING PEOPLE HERE FEEL LIKE THEY ARE SCUM BECAUSE THEY NEED A GOVERNMENT HAND OUT, CHICK, I DONT GIVE TWO SHITS IF YOURE A MOD OR NOT.

YES, I STILL MANAGE TO PAY FOR MEMBERSHIP HERE, BUT YOU DONT EVEN KNOW IF ITS PAID BY ME, OR WHO PAYS IT. OK?

LET ME KNOW IF IM OUT OF LINE YET.

YOU DO NOT DESERVE ANY RESPECT, AND I CAN ONLY HOPE YOUR ASS STARVES TO DEATH IN DUE TIME.

ITS OK TO FINANCE ALL THE BOGUS WARS, BUT SOMEHOW, ITS NOT OK TO GIVE A HELPING HAND TO PEOPLE WHO NEED A HAND?

YOURE ABOUT AS AMERICAN AS THEY COME, HON.
A TRUE PATRIOT, RIGHT?

YOU ARE EVIL, DARLING, AND ANY OF THE SYCOPHANTS WANTING TO KISS YOUR ASS IN THIS THREAD WILL DO SO JUST TO PLAY "FOLLOW THE LEADER"

I BLAME YOU FOR THE TONE THIS THREAD TAKES ON, BECAUSE YOU ARE A MOD.....

SUCH A HUGE JOB

HUGS AND KISSES. I CAN BE A HYPOCRITE TOO.
 Quoting: natasha77






Tell it sister, you've got moxie!




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Anyone looking for cheap meal ideas can find recipes on the SNAP education page (nutritional information is provided for many of the recipes).

[link to recipefinder.nal.usda.gov]
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 Quoting: Phennommennonn


And that makes you happy.
do you know how much you can buy with $200 worth of stamps?

shit.
total crAP.I DONT BUY STEAK, HAMBURGER OR PORK, WHICH i always bought.
Im getting more into casseroles and home baked breads.

I hate chicken, but im buying it now, yess sirrreeee.

My husband gets a small retirement, i cant find a job because frankly, nobody wants you when youre getting on in age.
Im too young to retire, so im hanging in there.

The first 2 weeks i shop AFTER RECEIVING MY STAMPS, we manage to eat. The last two weeks, i improvise by cooking what i call POOR FOOD,

I bet ive had more than you, and others here. Without going into too much detail, because its nobodys business here, i was born to a wealthy family. I had everything i could want. So dont think im the dregs of the Earth.

Time passed, i married a poor man and the wealth is gone.

WHEN I HEAR PEOPLE SPEWING SUCH UTTER CRAP HERE AND MAKING PEOPLE HERE FEEL LIKE THEY ARE SCUM BECAUSE THEY NEED A GOVERNMENT HAND OUT, CHICK, I DONT GIVE TWO SHITS IF YOURE A MOD OR NOT.

YES, I STILL MANAGE TO PAY FOR MEMBERSHIP HERE, BUT YOU DONT EVEN KNOW IF ITS PAID BY ME, OR WHO PAYS IT. OK?

LET ME KNOW IF IM OUT OF LINE YET.

YOU DO NOT DESERVE ANY RESPECT, AND I CAN ONLY HOPE YOUR ASS STARVES TO DEATH IN DUE TIME.

ITS OK TO FINANCE ALL THE BOGUS WARS, BUT SOMEHOW, ITS NOT OK TO GIVE A HELPING HAND TO PEOPLE WHO NEED A HAND?

YOURE ABOUT AS AMERICAN AS THEY COME, HON.
A TRUE PATRIOT, RIGHT?

YOU ARE EVIL, DARLING, AND ANY OF THE SYCOPHANTS WANTING TO KISS YOUR ASS IN THIS THREAD WILL DO SO JUST TO PLAY "FOLLOW THE LEADER"

I BLAME YOU FOR THE TONE THIS THREAD TAKES ON, BECAUSE YOU ARE A MOD.....

SUCH A HUGE JOB

HUGS AND KISSES. I CAN BE A HYPOCRITE TOO.
 Quoting: natasha77




stfu No one can take you seriously-- how much food could you buy not getting a monthly GLP membership?
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Every time I go grocery shopping I always notice 2 things. High prices and long lines full of food stamp recipients.

It seems as though people that use only food stamps opposed to the old fashion earned money, they dont care so much as to what they pay for the items loading there carts. So the makers of the food notice they can keep charging more, while only hurting the ones that actually earned the money.

Also seems alot of people that supposedly cant afford to feed there selves, always seem to find $10 for a pack of smokes when there out.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24214583


In my little town a quick run into the local grocery will give you sticker shock. If we don't want to spend $60.00 for a spaghetti dinner we drive over to the next biggest town. We were told straight up that most of the people who shop there are on food stamps and that is how they are able to get away with keeping their prices so high, that came from the people who work there. An example is a jar of Hellmans's Mayo costs $3.99 in town but here it $7.99.
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 Quoting: Phennommennonn


And that makes you happy.
do you know how much you can buy with $200 worth of stamps?

shit.
total crAP.I DONT BUY STEAK, HAMBURGER OR PORK, WHICH i always bought.
Im getting more into casseroles and home baked breads.

I hate chicken, but im buying it now, yess sirrreeee.

My husband gets a small retirement, i cant find a job because frankly, nobody wants you when youre getting on in age.
Im too young to retire, so im hanging in there.

The first 2 weeks i shop AFTER RECEIVING MY STAMPS, we manage to eat. The last two weeks, i improvise by cooking what i call POOR FOOD,

I bet ive had more than you, and others here. Without going into too much detail, because its nobodys business here, i was born to a wealthy family. I had everything i could want. So dont think im the dregs of the Earth.

Time passed, i married a poor man and the wealth is gone.

WHEN I HEAR PEOPLE SPEWING SUCH UTTER CRAP HERE AND MAKING PEOPLE HERE FEEL LIKE THEY ARE SCUM BECAUSE THEY NEED A GOVERNMENT HAND OUT, CHICK, I DONT GIVE TWO SHITS IF YOURE A MOD OR NOT.

YES, I STILL MANAGE TO PAY FOR MEMBERSHIP HERE, BUT YOU DONT EVEN KNOW IF ITS PAID BY ME, OR WHO PAYS IT. OK?

LET ME KNOW IF IM OUT OF LINE YET.

YOU DO NOT DESERVE ANY RESPECT, AND I CAN ONLY HOPE YOUR ASS STARVES TO DEATH IN DUE TIME.

ITS OK TO FINANCE ALL THE BOGUS WARS, BUT SOMEHOW, ITS NOT OK TO GIVE A HELPING HAND TO PEOPLE WHO NEED A HAND?

YOURE ABOUT AS AMERICAN AS THEY COME, HON.
A TRUE PATRIOT, RIGHT?

YOU ARE EVIL, DARLING, AND ANY OF THE SYCOPHANTS WANTING TO KISS YOUR ASS IN THIS THREAD WILL DO SO JUST TO PLAY "FOLLOW THE LEADER"

I BLAME YOU FOR THE TONE THIS THREAD TAKES ON, BECAUSE YOU ARE A MOD.....

SUCH A HUGE JOB

HUGS AND KISSES. I CAN BE A HYPOCRITE TOO.
 Quoting: natasha77


you obviously don't have a clue as to what the problem is.
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i just bought some t-bone for 4 $/lb, some pork chops for 1 $/lb, lobster tails at 3 $/4 oz, and some beef rib eye for 4 $/lb.

no rising food costs here, you poor broke as muddahfuggahs. get a job, you broke ass israel-worshiping devil lovers!

cruise
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You americans turn on each other, thank god i live in australia where we have mateship and we admire battlers. You guys are so screwed with that attitude towards your fellow man.
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i just bought some t-bone for 4 $/lb, some pork chops for 1 $/lb, lobster tails at 3 $/4 oz, and some beef rib eye for 4 $/lb.

no rising food costs here, you poor broke as muddahfuggahs. get a job, you broke ass israel-worshiping devil lovers!

cruise
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Wow
Where do you live?
Other than food costs rising here, I like what you said.


Get a job
Out find some other way than food stamps.
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Sure it is.even if they continue to get food stamps as prices go up they will get less and less so they will have to start watching what they buy just like the ones using money.

I honestly believe its food stamps keeping the country going now.
If not for FS food sales would be way down,food suppliers would be losing sales,workers would be cut in all food sectors from the stock boys to the truck unloaders to the farm worker.
Can you imagine the food lines and soup kitchens if there were no food stamps.
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Me and hubby have supported 3 family units at once

1-main family...2 daughters

2-hubbys son..Child support for 1 kid from colorado $1300 month.

3-Daughters children-grangkids..dead beat fathers

All our savings are gone,IRS knocking on the door,Filed BR 2 years ago and paying into trustee account for another 3 years.

We have never taken any public dole!
I wish we could but hubby still makes over their stupid limit.
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You americans turn on each other, thank god i live in australia where we have mateship and we admire battlers. You guys are so screwed with that attitude towards your fellow man.
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with all the QE to eternity , soon to keep food prices at reasonable level , the gov will have no choice but to secretly subsidize food producing companies so that they won't raise their prices and keep the little people from going apes in the streets.
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High food prices relate to the high petroleum prices. It takes oil to can/prepare the food, it takes oil to make the chemicals for fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, it takes oil to run the farm machines, it takes oil to ship the food to the cannery, oil to package the food (consider how much plastic is on the store shelves), oil to ship the food from cannery to stores...

As the price of oil goes up, the price to produce and bring food to the store shelves goes up.

We are also being hit by the futures of grains and other foods due to the droughts, floods and other nasty things that have hit the corn/wheat belt over the past few years.

California, which produces 55% of the food America has, is also suffering from more stringent 'anti-illegal' laws. Back when I first moved here 'illegals' would come across the boarder and live in farm settlements, do the harvest and take their dollar back to Mexico. Food was cheap. Today Farmers can't tap into that cheap labor and have to pay more upfront for workers, thus that extra cost is sent forward to the consumer at the store.

There are several other factors, such as the devaluation of the dollar and our in the process of 'recovery' of a depression. Fluctuations with the value of a dollar is going to worsen before it gets better.
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